We hope you'll find this website easy to use as we are committed to making it as usable as possible.
Brightness and contrast
If you have sight problems you may find it helps to adjust the contrast or brightness levels on your computer. For example, on Windows 10 you can adjust the contrast via Start > Settings > Ease of Access > High Contrast and then selecting 'Turn on high contrast'. You can then select the theme that helps you the most.
The Microsoft website provides guidance on adjusting your monitor's brightness and contrast:
Our website is designed to be compatible with most modern browsers.
We support Internet Explorer 9 and upwards and the latest versions of modern browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
If you are using Internet Explorer 8 or below, you will need to update your browser to get the most from this site.
Our website is registered with ICRA (Internet Content Rating Association). The label indicates the suitability of our web content for children. Some applications designed to protect children will in future not allow access to any site that does not have a suitable ICRA rating.
You can translate the language on a webpage through sites like Google Translate. Simply:
- highlight the text that you would like translated
- right click your mouse and select Copy (Ctrl + C)
- paste the text into the left-hand box by right clicking and selecting Paste (Ctrl + V) and making sure English is selected
- select a language in the right-hand box that you would like the text to be translated to
- select Translate.
However, we are not responsible for this service and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translations available.
We make every effort to ensure our website is easy to read and understand by using 'Plain English' and avoiding the use of jargon.
The text size for this site can be changed in a number of ways. The AbilityNet website provides guidance on how to do this:
Choosing a larger font size will mean that pages will display with larger text and be easier to read. Some browsers also allow you to change the default font itself (it is typically set to Times or an equivalent). You may find that switching to a 'sans serif font' specifically designed for computing screens will make a distinct improvement.
We run a regular report to alert us to broken links so that we can update them. If there is a link that you need to access and can't, please let us know through the feedback box at the base of most pages. If the feedback box doesn't display, please use our website accessibility contact form.